Ni­jaifi: Tikrit burned and looted af­ter lib­er­a­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Usama al Nu­jaifi, the Gover­nor of Mo­sul says in a state­ment that it is a huge con­cern that the city of Tikrit is be­ing burned and looted af­ter its lib­er­a­tion from Is­lamic State (ISIS), and the Iraqi gov­ern­ment is to be blamed.

“We were pleased by the re­cent vic­to­ries of the Iraqi se­cu­rity forces in the war fronts, es­pe­cially the lib­er­a­tion of the city of Tirkit, but ccord­ing to in­for­ma­tion we re­ceived to­day (Fri­day, April 3), some armed groups have started steal­ing, loot­ing and burning the houses and prop­er­ties of civil­ians in the city.”

This, ac­cord­ing to Ni­jaifi is a dark mes­sage which would un­der­mine the real victory, as it is tak­ing re­venge from the civil­ians and it is in the in­ter­est of the ISIS.

“In the same time it is a neg­a­tive mes­sage for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity who ob­serve the sit­u­a­tion in Iraq and sup­port the anti-ter­ror war,” Mo­sul Gover­nor ar­gues.

Ni­jaifi also adds in the state­ment that Pres­i­dent Foad Maa­soum, Prime Min­is­ter Haider al Abadi, and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Mo­hammed al-Ghab­ban met and ad­mit­ted that th­ese are crimes against peo­ple and vowed to take any ac­tion to stop such ac­tions and in­ves­ti­gate about those who did this.

“We hold the Iraqi gov­ern­ment li­able for such acts and ask those groups, who serve the in­ter­ests of ISIS through such acts, to be stopped.”

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